Last night I went to a benefit dinner for Tim Payne - Wasps rugby player - with my new (ish) colleagues. I love attending rugby events as they’re some of the only times that I feel petite!
Sam Jones, young Wasps player who’s just been picked for the Barbarians, was sat on our table with us. Very nice guy and obviously delighted to be doing what he loves.
Our host for the night, Damian Hopley, introduced a game he wanted us to play. We had to guess how many “keepy-uppies” each rugby player could do. If we thought it would be more than the previous person we put our hands on our head, less and hands were to go on bottoms. Hmmm... Sneaky peak at Sam’s derrière... “You OWN bottom please” came Damian’s booming voice. Spoil sport.
Was great to get to know my new team a bit better as well. Apparently we’re all fairly good at drinking when the occassion demands it, and not shy in chasing down celebs for pics (well done on the Katherine Jenkins pic & the slightly less classy move of accosting Dallaglio outside the gents – you know who you are!).
My colleagues live about 90 minutes from where the event was held so they had to sneak out early to ensure they could get home. On their way to the exit they casually swiped some beers from a table so they could keep the party going on the train.
I think we’re going to get on just fine!